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Ramsey, Bosa grasp NFL quickly, selected top 20 on the PFF 50 - Austin Gayle
Bosa’s onslaught, of course, continued in 2017, as he improved his overall grade to 91.7 and proved even more efficient in the run and passing game. Now, among the 80 edges with at least 400 pass-rush snaps across the past two seasons (2016-17), Bosa ranks fifth in total pass-rush productivity (12.8), ninth in total pressures (134) and tied for fifth in combined hits and sacks (46). He also ranks 11th in run-stop percentage (8.45) among the 69 edges with at least 300 run-defense snaps over the last two seasons.

Using PFF data to identify defensive ends with big pass-rushing potential - Ross Miles
It should also come as no surprise that the likes of Calais Campbell, Aaron Donald, Demarcus Lawrence, Joey Bosa, etc., appear toward the top of the data tables, so to make this a more meaningful analysis with useful fantasy hot takes, I’m going to discount any defensive lineman with more than 10 sacks last season – this means we can focus solely on players with upside.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has something to prove in 2018 - Will Reeve
But Los Angeles should be looking for more consistent production in regards to yards per carry and at least one more fully healthy year before committing to Gordon as their bell-cow back long-term. And it’s this reality which makes 2018 such a pivotal year for Gordon and his fans.

Metrics that Matter: The league's every-down RBs - Scott Barrett
To determine this I looked at all running backs to play on at least 300 snaps last season, and broke down their splits in games played by percentage of total snaps (the below chart is sorted by this), their percentage of total snaps on obvious passing downs (third down with six or more yards to go for a first), and then their percentage of total snaps in all other situations (Other%).

Chargers still counting on Jason Verrett to contribute - Eric Williams
"It's going to ramp up when we get to training camp," Stewart said. "Right now, it's a feeling out period because it's really our first chance to see those guys kick. They've both done a good job during the course of the offseason in terms of kicking the football, so we're excited about both of those young men."

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